‘Passion – a contemporary journey to the Cross’ is touring UK churches and cathedrals this year, and Lichfield is first on the list with a performance on Saturday 21st February and a workshop on Saturday 21st March.

The unique performance created and directed by accomplished dance artist and theologian Claire Henderson Davis combines dance, poetry and music to create moving and compelling work.

Using poet Malcolm Guite’s sonnets on the Stations of the Cross as the basis for a contemporary telling of Jesus’ last hours, this fascinating piece will bring a multi-disciplinary performance to the Cathedral.

The piece is performed by poet and narrator, Malcolm Guite; dancers Claire Henderson Davis and Fraser Paterson; oboist Jan Payne; and saxophonist Dan Forshaw. The group will perform with a group of non-professional woman, some of whom will be recruited locally in Lichfield.

The Rev’d Canon Dr Anthony Moore, Vice-Dean of Lichfield Cathedral, says: “This is an incredibly important and powerful event for us at the beginning of the season of Lent. We’d like to welcome everyone to the performance in February and to share in our spiritual preparation for Holy Week and Easter.”

The follow-up workshop will be delivered by Claire Henderson Davis, and will offer participants a taste of the artistic practice.

Tickets for both events are free of charge and are available at the Lichfield Cathedral Shop on a first-come first-served basis. To contact the Shop, call 01543 306150.

The Passion Tour will also visit St John’s, Waterloo, Coventry, Chester and Ely Cathedrals, and St Mary’s, Edinburgh as part of the Fringe Festival.

For more information about the Passion Tour, visit www.passiontour.org

For further information please contact Abby Wilson (Marketing Officer) at abby.wilson@lichfield-cathedral.org or on 01543 306121.